§ Mr. ISAAC FOOT
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he can give any figures showing the quantity and value of British exports of pilchards to Italy for the years 1931, 1932, 1933 and 1934; and what proportion of these exports was sent from the county of Cornwall?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
The exports of cured or salted pilchards (not canned) from the United Kingdom consigned to Italy during the years 1931 to 1934 were as follow:
Particulars in respect of other descriptions of pilchards are not separately recorded. The information asked for in the second part of the question is not available for years prior to 1934; almost the whole of the exports of cured or salted pilchards consigned to Italy during that year was cleared from ports in Cornwall.
Cwts. £ 1931 … … 27,867 38,473 1932 … … 34,300 46,795 1933 … … 30,447 44,959 1934 … … 36,429 52,830